Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund?
How does CEPF work?
Who contributes to the Fund?
When was CEPF created?
Why was the partnership created?
What makes CEPF different?
How is CEPF governed?
How is CEPF administered?
What is the role of Regional Implementation Teams?
Where We Work
Where does CEPF support civil society?
How does CEPF determine which critical ecosystems to invest in?
Will additional critical areas become eligible for funding?
Regional Strategy Development
How does CEPF determine its focus and investment strategy for an area?
What are the elements of each regional strategy or ecosystem profile?
What is the process to develop an ecosystem profile?
Who contributes or has input to the ecosystem profile?
Who approves the ecosystem profile?
Which ecosystem profiles have been approved to date?
How can I obtain a specific ecosystem profile?
Who can apply for a CEPF grant?
What types of proposals does CEPF approve?
Can applicants apply for or receive more than one grant?
Applying for Grants
Where is CEPF currently accepting proposals?
How can an organization apply for funding?
Is there a deadline for submitting grant applications?
What is the maximum time a grant can cover?
Is there a maximum amount an applicant can request for a project?
Will CEPF cover core costs?
Is technical assistance available?
How are decisions made?
Why might a proposal be rejected?
How are the funds disbursed to grantees?
What are the reporting requirements for CEPF?
More Information Resources
How can I keep updated on CEPF activities and opportunities?
How can I contact CEPF?
Are other information resources available?